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Two Boys Arrested in Tipperary for Alleged Robbery

TIPPERARY – In a recent development, two boys, identified as Jack Price and Patrick, have been apprehended in Tipperary on charges related to a robbery incident involving a farmer named Maloney from Limerick Junction. Maloney reported that he encountered the boys and two soldiers near the military barracks late at night, during which they shared a bottle of whiskey. However, the encounter took a sinister turn when, according to Maloney, the soldiers forcibly restrained him, with one brandishing a sword and the other rifling through his pockets. The thieves made off with a sum of money amounting to 2 pounds and his wristwatch. The incident occurred at approximately 2 o’clock in the morning.

Upon managing to free himself, Maloney promptly reported the robbery to both military authorities and the police. Despite efforts to identify the perpetrators, including a line-up of all sentries on duty that night, Maloney was unable to positively identify the individuals responsible for the theft.

It is alleged that the two boys arrested had collabourated with the soldiers in perpetrating the robbery by aiding in the rifling of Maloney’s pockets.

The incident underscores the importance of maintaining vigilance and security, particularly during late hours, and highlights the need for swift and thorough investigation to ensure the apprehension of those responsible for criminal activities. As the legal proceedings progress, further details regarding the case are anticipated to emerge, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the alleged involvement of the two boys in the robbery.

Evening Irish Times – Friday 08 September 1916

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